Nurse fob watch

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Accessories' started by Ingster, Oct 2, 2015.

  1. Ingster macrumors 6502


    Apr 2, 2007
    Leeds, UK
    hello all, first of all I love my Apple Watch and love getting new straps for my Apple Watch, recently I have become a little frustrated, as I work with patients in hospitals we have a bare below the elbow policy when working with patients, at present I keep taking off and putting my watch on, what I'd thought was wouldn't it be good to have a short style strap (similar to the short end of the leather loop) that would pin to my tunic - effectively turning my watch into a fob like nurses have, OK my heart rate won't get recorded but I won't have to leave it on my computer desk whilst I deal with patients.

    What are your thoughts? Has anyone seen anything similar floating around?
  2. testcard macrumors 68040


    Apr 13, 2009
    Northumbria, UK
  3. Mac 128 macrumors 601

    Mac 128

    Apr 16, 2015
    You know, I'll bet a solution like the watch on a necklace, if stuffed down one's shirt carefully so the back is against the skin, it might still be a decent heart monitor. It's the exercise stuff like step counting that wouldn't register properly more than anything I would think.
  4. ihonda macrumors 68000

    Sep 17, 2009
    Keep in mine if you plan to use this without strapping to your wrist you will need to disable PIN code or you'd have to enter it EVERY TIME. If you disable PIN code this also disables ApplePay.
  5. topperlv macrumors newbie


    Sep 21, 2017
    Apple Watch Fob Band/Carabiner
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  6. twinlight macrumors 6502a


    Sep 4, 2016
    I put it around my ankle when at work. Easy to feel the taps when I get notifications or someone calls me. Still get to close my rings.
  7. ZebraDude macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2014
    Naperville, IL
    how about this??

    They can be purchased at Best Buy...
  8. Buran macrumors 6502


    Oct 22, 2007
    I think that's the best way to do it. You can still see the screen, you can still get your activity recorded, and so forth.

    I guess the wrist policies vary by hospital. Around here I see nurses with analog watches (usually; probably for taking pulse rate readings) all the time. I haven't seen any using an Apple watch, though I know you can set the screen to remain awake for 70 seconds at a time if you tap it.

    A lot of them seem to wear the watches face in. I guess that's a personal preference thing.
  9. Mygraine macrumors newbie


    Oct 24, 2017
    It is much easier to take a pulse (or work with your hands in any way) and see the watch when you have it face in. You don't have to lean over your wrist to watch the seconds tick by.
  10. techspin macrumors 6502a

    Jul 21, 2014
    This is a great solution!
  11. Thebutchersboy macrumors newbie

    Mar 31, 2012
    South-West UK
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    Hi, I am a surgical assistant and it grinds my gears that I have to take my watch off while at work. I am actively looking for something like a nurses fob for the apple watch to pin on my scrubs.
    I saw this morning a lanyard on amazon that you can wear around your neck, maybe fashion that somehow. But I am buying series four this weekend, and I might get one specially made,
  12. idealcheese macrumors regular

    Sep 18, 2014
    Bucardo makes Apple Watch necklaces, lockets, and pocket watches.

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